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If you're looking for "everything local," Patch is the app for you. Local schools? Check. Breaking news? Check. Homes for sale? We've got those, too. You'll always be in touch with your town with the Patch app.

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Our new Patch app delivers a beautiful browsing and reading experience for iOS users. Our pages load lightning fast. You'll never be kept waiting to see what's behind that headline. The sleek design provides an in-depth storytelling experience fueled by concise writing and rich imagery.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19.7K Ratings

19.7K Ratings

RadioStormNY ,

Much Improved

I have been using the Patch app for a number of years. In fact I even registered an account in order to share my thoughts to the articles that interested me. For a while it was fun. But that changed when there was a sharp rise in both political comments on articles that had no connection to politics. That and the increase in the comments by bigots. It started to remind of the nonsense I’ve viewed on social media which I’ve stepped away from. Now that this option has been removed I can now focus on the articles without worrying about the ignorant commentary being added to it. Hopefully it will stay this way.

Developer Response ,

Hi there! Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are working to bring this feature back.

DHart9 ,

Great.... wait never mind

I’ve really appreciated having this app. I come from a large family that’s spread out so it’s nice to know what’s going on in the communities where my siblings and parents live. I’ve also moved around a bunch and it’s been nice to keep tabs on the local news of where I used to live. The reason I gave it 4 stars is because a few weeks ago it started getting glitchy and wasn’t loading new articles and the few articles I booked marked disappeared. I had to uninstall and reinstall it to get it working. iOS recently did an update so that could have been why but I was still disappointed I lost the articles I had saved.
Update: it’s glitchy again, not giving me updated local information and deleting my bookmarks. This is the second time in just a couple of months it’s doing this. If this is happening because of updates on my phone then I will have to delete and reinstall it every time.... that’s really frustrating. I love what this app provides but extremely disappointed in how its operating.

Big Brother not Wanted ,


Your writer has outed, not by name, but by location, restaurants that still offer indoor dining. To what end? Is the Patch our savior to keep us all knowledgeable and safe from Covid? Does the Patch not believe those choosing to dine in understand their personal Covid risks more than the Patch does?
Has the Patch looked at the constitutionality of the Governors Covid mandates? He has a time limit to act unilaterally but that expired months ago. Did the “journalist” writing the outing piece speak with the owners of the restaurants accused of the violations? No quotes were given, but he obviously spoke with the police in an effort to shut down the indoor dining. And he pointed county authorities to a small subset of county restaurants to target.
The action of the “journalist” to tattle on restaurants trying to stay in business is despicable. Does the Patch advocate neighbors tattling on neighbors? Gee, where did that happen in Europe in the late 1930’s and how did that turn out?

I’m turning off the Patch now. You have lost me as a reader. You’re unnecessary.

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